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Carl Malamud

Report to the Congress—Submitted on March 13, 2007

Introduction

By the end of the 110th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives could achieve the goal of providing broadcast-quality video of all hearings and the floor for download on the Internet.

Summary

This collection consists of a variety of materials prepared to demonstrate to Congressional officials that a substantial upgrade in the quality of their video record of hearings is in order. The collection consists of three types of activities. First, a large number of hearings were "ripped" off of the streaming media servers used by the U.S. Congress and posted to the Internet Archive and Google Video. Second, an unsolicited report was submitted to the Speaker of the House. Third, after a series of discussions with the Office of the Speaker, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, and officials from the Committees on House Administration, Oversight, Judiciary, and Energy/Commerce, a series of high-resolution MPEG-2 streams from selected hearings are being posted.

Further Reading

Report to the Speaker of the House

Boing. Boing. Boing.

All the Government's Information (A Google Tech Talk)

Three Solutions

The original Report to the Speaker was originally posted March 13, 2007. On August 3, 2007, we were pleased to give the following updates:

  1. As a short-term solution, private citizens are now able to order full-resolution discs of committee hearings directly from the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives. The service is known as First Call+, their phone number is (202) 225-8000, and the order form is here. Note that in order to get a committee hearing, you must first get the form signed by the committee chairman. To date, four committees have agreed to such postings. You may find examples here on the Internet Archive from the committees on Energy/Commerce (this one features Chad Hurley in a suit!), House Administration (check out the Diebold machine getting hacked!), Oversight, and Judiciary.
  2. Several months of feasibility studies, discussions, and other investigation have resulted in a recommendation by the Advanced Business Solutions unit of the Chief Administrative Officer. A medium-term solution was considered, consisting of copying thee contents of DVD jukebox maintained by the House Recording Studio onto an FTP server. At 3.6 gbytes/hour, the number of users would be small, and one can always throttle the bandwidth. If there isn't enough space for all 11,000 hours in the archive dating back to the beginning of 2005, it was proposed that the cache size could be limited, discs could be put on-line for a period of time, and then rotated with fresh material. Groups such as the Internet Archive, Google Video, and the Government Printing Office have all agreed this is a feasible solution and they would grab the files and distribute them further. The analysis of this short-term solution by the Advanced Business Solutions unit has concluded: “from a technical stand point we now know this is very easy and inexpensive to do.”
  3. As a long-term strategy, the Office of the Speaker has conducted a large number of meetings, as has the Committee on House Administration, the Chief Administrative Officer, and several other groups. There is a concrete, funded set of initiatives to finish the wiring of the rooms so that all hearings have video coverage, and it is clear from a technical point of view that it is possible to achieve the goal of broadcast-quality video for download on the Internet by the end of the 110th congress. The recommendation to adopt that goal is currently awaiting action from the Office of the Speaker and the Chairman of the Committee on House Administration.

Carl Malamud (carl AT media.org) for Public.Resource.Org.

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Committee on Armed Services - mars-2:hrs02A_S2212_090507 - Rayburn 2212 - Counterinsurgency and Irregular Warfare: Issues and Lessons Learned - Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. Witnesses: Dr. David Kilcullen, Partner, Crumpton Group LLC, Senior Fellow, EastWest Institute, Member of the Advisory Board, Center for a New American Security; Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute; Dr. Michael S. Lund, Consulting Program Manager,...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-2:hrs02A_S2118_090318.1 - Rayburn 2118 - U.S. Southern Command, Northern Command, Africa Command, and Joint Forces Command (Part 1 of 2) - Witnesses: Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN, Commander, U. S. Southern Command; General Victor Eugene "Gene" Renuart, Jr., USAF, Commander, U. S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command; General James N. Mattis, USMC, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and Supreme Allied Commander...
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U.S House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Tom Lantos (D-CA), Chairman You are respectfully requested to attend the following OPEN hearing of the Full Committee, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Date:Tuesday, March 06, 2007 Time:2:00 PM Subject: The Iranian Challenge Witnesses: The Honorable R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1a:hrs01A_S_sub2212_100923 - Rayburn 2212 - U.S. Cyber Command: Organizing for Cyberspace Operations - Witness: General Keith B. Alexander, USA, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1a:hrs01A_S2118_100720 - Rayburn 2118 - Modeling and Simulation: Enhancing Military Readiness - The Readiness Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Modeling and Simulation: Enhancing Military Readiness.
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1:hrs01A_S2118_090429B.2 - Rayburn 2118 - Effective Counterinsurgency: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership (Part 2 of 2) - The full committee will meet to receive testimony on Effective Counterinsurgency: The Administration's Perspective on the Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership. Witnesses: The Honorable Michele Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Department of Defense; Vice Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN,...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-6:hrs06IR2172_071023.2 - Rayburn 2172 - Full Committee Markup (Part 2 of 2) - H.R. 2949, Eurasia Foundation Act; H.R. 3887, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007; H.R. 3890, Block Burma JADE Act of 2007; H.R. 275, Global Online Freedom Act of 2007; H.R. 1746, Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act of 2007; H.R. 2332, Syria Accountability and Liberation Act; H.R. 2705, Compacts of Free Association Amendments Act of...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-5:hrs05I_R3172_070619b - Rayburn 2172 - Working in a War Zone: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians Returning from Iraq - Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia.
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs01I_R2172_100304.1 - Rayburn 2172 - Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution. (Part 1 of 4) - Markup hearing for H. Res. 252. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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Congressional Hearing U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Title: NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR COUNTERING BIOLOGICAL THREATS: DIPLOMACY AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Date: 2010-03-18 Room: 2172 Rayburn HOB
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-3:hrs03A_S2212_090402.3 - Rayburn 2212 - Improving Recovery And Full Accounting Of Pow/Mia Personnel (Part 3 of 3) - Witnesses: Panel 1: Mr. Michael H. Wysong, Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mr. Philip D. Riley, Director, National Security and Foreign Relations, The American Legion; Ms. Ann Mills Griffiths, Executive Director, National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia; Ms. Lisa...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-2:hrs02IR2172_100617.1 - Rayburn 2172 - Horn of Africa: Current Conditions and U.S. Policy (Part 1 of 2) - Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Witnesses: Mr. Ted Dagne, Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Ms. Leslie Lefkow, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Ms. Sadia Ali Aden, Human Rights Advocate and Freelance Writer; Kenneth John Menkhaus, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Department of Political...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-3:hrs03W_Mb318_070726 - Rayburn B-318 - Export Controls: Are We Protecting Security and Facilitating Exports? - Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. Witnesses: Mrs. Beth M. McCormick, Acting Director, Defense Technology Security Administration, U.S. Department of Defense; The Honorable Stephen D. Mull, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Christopher A. Padilla, Assistant...
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - mars-1:hrs01TRN2167_090611.2 - Rayburn 2167 - Regional Air Carriers and Pilot Workforce Issues (Part 2 of 2) - Subcommittee on Aviation. WITNESSES: MEMBER PANEL: The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter, The Honorable Christopher John Lee. PANEL I: The Honorable Mark V. Rosenker, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board, Accompanied by: Mr. Thomas E. Haueter, Director, Office of Aviation Safety, National Transportation Safety Board;...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs01I_R2172_070802 - Rayburn 2172 - Africa Command: Opportunity for Enhanced Engagement or the Militarization of U.S.-Africa Relations? - Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Witnesses: Panel I: The Honorable Michael E. Hess, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development; The Honorable Stephen D. Mull, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S....
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1a:hrs01A_S2212_101130 - Rayburn 2212 - DOD Responses to the HASC Report on PME - Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee: Continued Engagement: DOD Responses to the HASC Report on PME.
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1a:hrs01A_S2212_100513b - Rayburn 2212 - Markup of HR 5136: FY2011 Appropriations - The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee will mark up the following legislation: H.R. 5136 - To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes.
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs05I_R2172_070215b - Rayburn 2172 - Afghanistan on the Brink: Where Do We Go From Here? - Panel I: The Honorable Mark Steven Kirk, Member of Congress. Panel II: Lieutenant General David Barno, USA, Retired, Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies; Mr. Peter Bergen, Journalist and Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Mr. Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Video provided by...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-1:hrs01A_S2212_090318 - Rayburn 2212 - Space and U.S. Security - (Due to recording malfunction, no sound until 15:15 into the video.) The Strategic Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on space and U.S. security. Witnesses: Mr. Bruce W. MacDonald, Author of recent Council on Foreign Relations Study on China, Space Weapons, and U.S. Security; Mr. Michael Krepon, Co-founder, The Henry L. Stimson Center; Major General James Armor, USAF (Ret.), Owner...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-6:hrs06A_S2118_090423 - Rayburn 2118 - Army Aircraft Programs - The Air and Land Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Army aircraft programs.
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-2:hrs02INT2212_070124.1 - Rayburn 2212 - South Sudan: The Comprehensive Peace Agreement on Life Support (Part 1 of 3) - Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Witness: The Honorable Roger Winter, Former Special Representative for Sudan. Briefing by: Mr. Luka Biong Deng, Minister for Presidential Affairs, Government of South Sudan; Mr. Barnaba Benjamin, Minister for Regional Cooperation, Government of South Sudan. Video provided by U.S. House of...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-6:hrs06A_S2118_071108.1 - Rayburn 2118 - Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program (Part 1 of 2) - The Seapower and Expeditionary Forces and Air and Land Forces Subcommittees will meet to receive testimony on the Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program.
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - mars-1:hrs01TRN2167_090611.1 - Rayburn 2167 - Regional Air Carriers and Pilot Workforce Issues (Part 1 of 2) - Subcommittee on Aviation. WITNESSES: MEMBER PANEL: The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter, The Honorable Christopher John Lee. PANEL I: The Honorable Mark V. Rosenker, Acting Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board, Accompanied by: Mr. Thomas E. Haueter, Director, Office of Aviation Safety, National Transportation Safety Board;...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-6:hrs06IR2172_090402.2 - Rayburn 2172 - U.S. Strategy for Afghanistan: Peace and Stability in the Graveyard of Empires (Part 2 of 2) - Mr. Ackerman: Last week, President Obama announced his new strategy for fighting extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I wholeheartedly support the President's new approach. The previous administration-- by its own admission--never recognized that the true central front in the struggle to secure our nation was Afghanistan,...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-4:hrs04A_S2118_070307b - Rayburn 2118 - Air Force And Army Airlift And Aerial Refueling Fixed-Wing Aircraft Programs - The Air and Land Forces Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Air Force and Army airlift and aerial refueling fixed-wing aircraft programs.
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by Committee on Foreign Affairs
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs01I_R2172_100203 - Rayburn 2172 - Yemen on the Brink: Implications for U.S. Policy - Witnesses: Panel I: The Honorable Jeffrey D. Feltman, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State, (Former United States Ambassador to Lebanon); The Honorable Robert F. Godec, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, (Former United States Ambassador to...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-3:hrs03A_S2212_070905 - Rayburn 2212 - The Role Of The Department Of Defense In Provincial Reconstruction Teams - Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Witnesses: Ms. Ginger Cruz, Deputy Inspector General, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction; Ms. Michelle Parker, International Affairs Fellow (CFR), RAND Corporation; Mr. Frederick D. Barton, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Post-Conflict Reconstruction Project, Center for Strategic and...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-5:hrs05EI_R2172_050428 - Rayburn 2172 - The U.S. Approach to Non-Proliferation Treaty (Part 1 of 2) - Note: Original video defective. House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation.
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Congressional Hearing U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Title: VENEZUELA: LOOKING AHEAD (Part 1) Date: 2008-07-17 Room: 2172 Rayburn HOB
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-5:hrs05I_R3172_070614b - Rayburn 2172 - Is There a Human Rights Double Standard? U.S. Policy Toward Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Uzbekistan - Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight.
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-2:hrs02IR2172_100617.2 - Rayburn 2172 - Horn of Africa: Current Conditions and U.S. Policy (Part 2 of 2) - Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Witnesses: Mr. Ted Dagne, Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Ms. Leslie Lefkow, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; Ms. Sadia Ali Aden, Human Rights Advocate and Freelance Writer; Kenneth John Menkhaus, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Department of Political...
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Committee on Armed Services - mars-6:hrs06A_S2118_090423b - Rayburn 2118 - Effective Counterinsurgency: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership - The full committee will meet to receive testimony on Effective Counterinsurgency: The Future of the U.S.-Pakistan Military Partnership.Today we have with us an outstanding panel of experts to discuss the future of the U.S.-Pakistan military partnership. I'm very pleased to welcome Lieutenant General David Barno, Director of the Near East...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1a:hrs01IR2200_110405 - Rayburn 2200 - Israel's Security Requirements for Defensible Borders - Committee Briefing: Ambassador Dore Gold: Former Israeli Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the current president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Major General (res.) Uzi Dayan: Former head of Israel's Central Command, deputy chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), national security advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud...
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - mars-4:hrs04TRAN2167_070712b - Rayburn 2167 - Reauthorization of the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act - This hearing of The Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee will be webcast live on July 12, 2007. Mr. Baker: Beaches are an important part of American life. Our nation has nearly 23,000 miles of ocean and gulf shoreline along the continental United States, 5,500 miles of Great Lakes shorelines, and 3.6 million miles...
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by Committee on Foreign Affairs
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs01IR2172_100616 - Rayburn 2172 - Press Freedom in the Americas - Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. BRIEFING BY: Ms. Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Office of the Special Rapporteur, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. WITNESSES: Mr. Joel Simon, Executive Director, Committee to Protect Journalists; Mr. Marcel Granier, President and Director General, Radio Caracas Television Internacional (RCTV); Alejandra Nuno,...
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Committee on Foreign Affairs - mars-1:hrs01I_R2172_100304b.2 - Rayburn 2172 - Affirmation of the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide Resolution. (Part 4 of 4) - Markup hearing for H. Res. 252. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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